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Re: Species questions


See if you can find out about this one for me while you are at it
Sue:

longipes 'Saikoku Shironakafu'

species or what?  JML
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SMITHIRIS@aol.com wrote: 
> I'm real confused about the species and all the names of Hostas out there
> that have some form of a specie name.
> Is there someone that can tell me what is a specie or not. I already know
> that a specie is a plant found only in the wild...most come from Japan, Korea
> or the islands over there. But, haven't there been more species found in
> those countries since 'The Genus Hosta' book was published and is there a
> list of these somewhere.
> I know that in the Hosta Library there's a list of species but I don't
> understand the other list of species in England. They have species that we
> don't have???
> Here's one of the hostas that have me confused....
>    rectifolia var rectifolia nakai  or is it
>    rectifolia nakai
> How are the names come by, and how do we know if it's the right name...is
> there anything written about the names?
> Also, are the Japanese hostas suppose to keep their orignal names when they
> come to the USA or do people put the English translation to some?
> Does anyone have the chart that the AHJ put out with the old names of hostas
> verses the exceptable names?
> Thanks for any help coming my way,
> Sue Smith
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